SEAWORLD are building the “tallest, fastest and longest” dive rollercoaster in San Diego, California.

The as yet unnamed coaster will open in summer 2020.

 The new ride is set to open in summer 2020

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The new ride is set to open in summer 2020

The ride is being built by Swiss firm Bolliger & Mabillard, who also designed Nemesis at Alton Towers and Swarm at Thorpe Park.

A key feature on the new ride is the massive loop drop.

Riders will travel up 153ft (46m) on the floorless dive coaster.

They will then be suspended at 45 degrees before plunging down a vertical drop of 143ft (43m) – travelling up to 60mph (96kmph).

The two-minute ride will feature nearly 2,500ft (767m) of track, with up to 18 people on the ride at any time.

 The new ride could be similar to Mako at SeaWorld Orlando

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The new ride could be similar to Mako at SeaWorld OrlandoCredit: Sea World

The ride was originally going to be called Mako – the name of the hypercoaster in Orlando.

However, this has since been dropped according to Theme Park Insider.

Mako, which was also designed by Bolliger & Mabillard, is the fastest rollercoaster in Orlando which travels up to 73mph (177kmph).

It was named after the Mako shark, thought to be the fastest of the species, and has a drop from 200 feet (61m) before encountering a number of loops of the lake.

In 2017, SeaWorld Orlando revamped their 17-year-old rollercoaster Kraken and became the first VR rollercoaster in the US, known as the Kraken Unleashed.

 

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Another terrifying new ride to open next year is a 21-storey ‘giga’ rollercoaster in the US.

Also designed by Bolliger & Mabillard, the new ride at King’s Island in Cincinnati will be the first gigacoaster for the park.

The Swiss design firm also designed the Yukon Striker – the fastest, tallest and longest dive coaster in the world.





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